There are a lot of great places in Matlacha to eat, drink, or enjoy some music. Miceli’s, The Blue Dog, Sandy Hook, Great Licks, and Island Cafe by the Bay. We don’t include the Olde Fish House in this group. It’s outdated, out of code, and too small. Many locals avoid the place. I advise others to do the same.
A married couple who just moved to Matlacha described their Fish House experience to me. They said that as they entered the restaurant, it started to rain. They noticed a group scramble up from a table. That seemed strange, but the table was in a good spot, so the couple seated themselves there. Service was slow, but the two were amused by some diners at another table who found themselves under a leak in the roof. They found it less amusing when the wife noticed that the back of her shirt was wet. Rain was seeping through the ceiling over their table and on to them. It’s the last time they’ll eat at the Olde Fish House.
Olde Fish House